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Salva Kiir Mayardit

Date of Birth: 1951
Place of Birth: Bahr el Ghazal


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A test of everyone’s will

President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the SPLM-IO leader, Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, met face-to-face for hours into the night in Addis Ababa on 3 March but failed to agree on key points...

Extended mandateSalva Kiir has extended the presidential and parliamentary mandates, due to expire on 9 July, by two years and cancelled the elections...


US security and Chinese capital

An innovative alliance between United States' security expertise and Chinese capital – in the form of a Hong Kong-registered company called Frontier Services Group (FSG) – is giving critical support, including flying reconnaissance missions, to President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government...

Over the last two years, though, relations between Washington and Juba have sharply deteriorated; the US has ended its military training programme with Salva Kiir's government but Washington has rejected growing pressure from human rights groups to impose sanctions on both sides in the current conflict...


Long tunnel, glimmer of light

A tentative step forward has been made with a political reunification deal signed in Arusha on 21 January between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his sacked Deputy Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, whose forces have been at war since December 2013, and Deng Alor Kuol for the former detainees (AC Vol 55 No 9, The third eleven enters the contest)...


Khartoum in fact and fiction

Unsurprisingly, allies of Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon, whose episodic alliances with the Khartoum regime have dented his credibility in South Sudan, have dismissed the documents as a fake produced by President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government...


Putting US aid to other uses

That means that US aid is also helping to prop up his government and assisting his intervention in South Sudan on the side of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, say political sources in Kampala...


A deadline for the deadline

The balance of opinion in IGAD has tilted towards President Salva Kiir Mayardit's government and is more sceptical about Riek Machar Teny Dhurgon's position...

Salva Kiir dismissed Nhial Deng Nhial as Foreign Minister in the July 2013 reshuffle that triggered the crisis but, armed with veteran SPLA credentials and a doctorate in law from Dundee, UK, Lieutenant General Nhial is still Juba's chief negotiator in Ethiopia...

Riek has rejected Salva Kiir's proposal of a new post of second vice-president for him...


More calls for Nuba talks

Juba's President Salva Kiir Mayardit needed SRF fighters to help to recapture the strategic oil town of Bentiu from the South Sudanese rebels of the SPLA-in-Opposition (SPLA-IO)...

However, few are positive about Salva Kiir...


Who owns what?

This is part of the ambitious $24 billion Lamu Port, South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset, AC Vol 53 No 19, The rush for land, & Vol 54 No 13, Unhappy anniversary), which is why Kenyatta's speech came as he met Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni...


Famine ‘almost a certainty’

In Brussels, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Simon Henshaw, told AC that the US was concerned that there hadn’t been any movement from the two leaders – President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar – who were supposed to come to an agreement and work on a ceasefire...


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